Federal emergency funds approved to repair Aiken bridge

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:48 PM
Last updated 5:30 PM
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Federal money will pay for the repair and replacement of the Laurens Street Bridge over the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in Aiken.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has been approved for emergency-relief funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the bridge, according to a statement from the state transportation agency.

On Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley signed an executive order declaring an emergency situation because of heavy rains in the area from March 31 to April 3. And on Tuesday, the federal agency determined the repair and replacement of the Laurens Street Bridge was eligible for emergency-relief funding.

That means the state will be reimbursed for the repair and replacement occurring in the first 180 days from the time of the emergency. The DOT maintenance office is helping to stabilize the bridge, according to the agency, and crews are removing portions of the deck.

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OJP
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OJP 04/10/12 - 06:22 pm
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Isn't the Governor considered

Isn't the Governor considered a Tea Party politician?

She shouldn't be if she accepts these funds.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 04/11/12 - 08:04 am
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Reimbursed for the work

Reimbursed for the work occurring in the first 180 days, eh? So they'll probably get reimbursed for pushing some dirt around, if their past record of swiftness is considered...

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Retired Army 04/11/12 - 04:43 pm
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Wait, wait, wait. Not anti

Wait, wait, wait. Not anti big government South Carolina on the Big Gubmint teat?

Say it ain't so Nicki!

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Retired Army 04/11/12 - 04:45 pm
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Oh, and before you get

Oh, and before you get started. Yes I am! and proud to have earned every cent of my "entitlements".

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/11/12 - 04:59 pm
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And if you are referring to

And if you are referring to your military service, you deserve every cent of your "entitlement" as you call it.

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